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Dovekie (Alle alle), Havell plate no. 339

Object Number: 
1863.17.339
Date: 
c. 1832-33
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 11 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (29.2 x 47.6 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 68. Plate 339. --"; at lower left of center: "Little Auk"
Description: 
Winter plumage, left; summer plumage, right
Gallery Label: 
Like the other alcids, the little Dovekie uses its wings to push itself along when it swims underwater
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group